Levels of Membership

Massage Australia offers three levels of membership – General, Professional and Professional Plus. Massage Australia Magazine subscriptions are offered to colleges and businesses. Each level of membership provides a range of benefits for practitioners, students and businesses. The levels of membership are:

General Membership – This level of membership is available for enrolled students and practitioners that wish to receive the Massage Australia magazine, an industry recognised publication for CPE/CPD points, and also for those practitioners that do not meet the criteria for Professional or Professional Plus membership. 

Students may join Massage Australia as a General member and once their qualification has been completed, they are entitled to upgrade to Professional or Professional Plus membership.

Benefits of General membership are that you:

  • Receive the Massage Australia magazine (quarterly publication)
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education points (CPE/CPU’s). *Contact your association for details.
  • Get great discounts on our extensive range of products. We stock a wide range of high quality merchandise, including educational books and DVD’s, professional stationary, uniforms and massage equipment. 

Professional Membership – This level of membership is for qualified practitioners. The minimum requirement is a Certificate IV in massage. This level of membership offers practitioners to apply for Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance. 

Benefits of Professional membership are that you:

  • Receive the Massage Australia magazine (quarterly publication).
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education points (CPE/CPU’s). *Contact your association for details.
  • Get great discounts on our extensive range of products. We stock a wide range of high quality merchandise, including educational books and DVD’s, professional stationary, uniforms and massage equipment.
  • Eligible to apply for professional indemnity and public liability insurance. 

Professional Plus Membership – This level of membership is for qualified practitioners that are eligible as health fund providers. The minimum requirement is a Certificate IV in massage. 

Benefits of Professional Plus membership are that you:

  • Receive the Massage Australia magazine (quarterly publication).
  • Earn Continuing Professional Education points (CPE/CPU’s). *Contact your association for details.
  • Get great discounts on our extensive range of products. We stock a wide range of high quality merchandise, including educational books and DVD’s, professional stationary, uniforms and massage equipment.
  • Eligible to apply for professional indemnity and public liability insurance.
  • Eligibility to apply for health fund registration. 

Eligibility

Massage Australia requires a minimum Certificate IV (HLT40302, HLT40307, HLT40312 or equivalent) to be eligible for either Professional or Professional Plus membership. No qualification is required to apply for General membership. 

Upgrade of Membership

As a Massage Australia member you have the ability to upgrade your membership at anytime, providing you meet the eligibility criteria. Please refer to Levels of membership for this information. 

Transferring from another Association

If you wish to transfer your membership from another Association you are welcome to do this. If you currently hold health fund registration, this will continue with your change in membership. Upon applying for Massage Australia membership you will need to notify us of your existing provider numbers. If you have any questions concerning a transfer of membership, please contact our office or email your inquiry. 

Overseas Qualifications

Practitioners with overseas qualifications are not eligible to apply for Professional Plus membership, as they are not eligible as health fund providers (requires an Australian qualification only). In this case you can contact a Registered Training Organisation (RTO e.g. TAFE or private college), which provides training in the Diploma of Remedial Massage (HLT50307) or the Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice (HLT40312) and undertake Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), to transfer your qualification. 

Practitioners with overseas qualifications may be eligible to apply for Professional membership. This will allow you eligibility to apply for Professional Indemnity & Public Liability insurance cover. If you have any questions concerning overseas qualifications please contact our office or email your inquiry.

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